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While 26-year-old netminder Carter Hutton has been turning heads in Rockford and working his way up the Blackhawks' organizational depth chart, he could soon become a part of another fraternity: no fewer than 93 NHL players have come from the area that now comprises Thunder Bay, Ont., -- four towns joined to form the city back in 1970 -- including current Blackhawks Assistant General Manager Norm Maciver. Of those 93, 19 have played for Chicago.Click here to read the full post >>
Blackhawks Ambassador Stan Mikita's legendary tenure with the Blackhawks is reflected in record books, the rafters above the ice in the United Center, and in bronze on West Madison Street. Oct. 19 is a special anniversary in Stosh's calendar, but do you know why? Read on for The Friday Five: Mikita's Dates to Remember.
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On Monday, Oct. 15, Blackhawks Television Color Analyst Eddie Olczyk will be officially inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in Dallas, Texas. Olczyk will be the 17th Blackhawk in franchise history to be honored with that distinction, and he spent time on the same side of the ice with five of the other 16 inductees (none of the remaining 11 laced up their skates for the Blackhawks past 1950)! The well-connected Illinois native's teammates are outlined in today's edition of The Friday Five: The Six Degrees of Eddie O.Click here to read the full post >>
Hall of Fame goalie Glenn Hall made his first start in a Chicago uniform on Oct. 8, 1957, with a 1-0 shutout of Toronto at the old Chicago Stadium. "Mr. Goalie" went on to register 49 more whitewashes as a Blackhawk—second in franchise history only to Tony Esposito's 74.
The Rockford IceHogs kicked off the 2012-13 season this week with training camp and the first game of their preseason schedule, a 3-2 shootout victory over the Milwaukee Admirals at BMO Harris Bank Center on Thursday night. With that in mind, The Blackhawks Blog brings you The Friday Five: Rockford Edition.Click here to read the full post >>
|Hall of Famer Dick Irvin poses in the original Blackhawks uniform, circa 1926.|
Happy Birthday to the Chicago Blackhawks! On Sept. 25, 1926, the National Hockey League awarded Major Frederic McLaughlin and the city of Chicago with a franchise, and the rest is history---86 years of it, to be exact! In this edition of The Friday Five, the Blackhawks Blog looks back at some interesting facts about how the Blackhawks came to be.
The National Hockey League granted a Chicago franchise to Major Frederick McLaughlin on Sept. 25, 1926, one of three American teams added to the league that year (along with the Detroit Cougars—later Red Wings—and the New York Rangers). McLaughlin, who had been a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I, named the team in honor of his military unit, which took its "Black Hawks" moniker from Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk nation.
|Blackhawks prospect Jeremy Morin (Photo courtesy of Greg Hamill / Rockford IceHogs).|
Five forwards in the Blackhawks system have landed on Hockey Prospectus’ annual list of the top 100 NHL prospects. Teuvo Teravainen, the 18th overall selection in the 2012 Entry Draft, was the highest ranked from Chicago, taking the no. 11 spot, followed by Brandon Saad (30), Brandon Pirri (50), Mark McNeill (63) and Jeremy Morin (90). Chicago’s five was tied for third among the 30 clubs, with the New York Islanders led the way with seven prospects on the list.
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Choosing a number is like choosing a car. As soon as you find one you like, you see another one that looks even more awesome. Here's a look at some of the most interesting and notable number changes in Blackhawks history.
Each summer, dozens of prospects land in Chicago for a week of fitness tests, off-ice workouts and competitive scrimmages. It's a chance not only for Blackhawks brass to evaluate the talent in the system, but also for fans to catch a glimpse of the organization's future. This year, chicagoblackhawks.com polled prospects to find out their best (and worst) jobs, favorite home-cooked meals and more, all in their own words.